This year, I’ll be participating in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.
This week’s theme is most anticipated releases for the first half of 2022. A tough choice – there are so many amazing sounding books coming out this year! I’ve gone for a mix of sequels, authors I’ve loved and can’t wait to read again, and authors that are new to me.
- The Thousand Eyes by A.K. Larkwood – 15 February
Larkwood’s debut, The Unspoken Name, showed a lot of promise and I’m excited to see what she does next, as well as spend more time with the snarky Csorwe and Tal.
- Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham – 15 February
I’ve been hearing good things about Abraham’s epic fantasy series for years, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to jump in. I also love stories set in a single city/location.
- The Cartographers by Peng Shephard – 15 March
Another one that sounds right up my alley based on the key words, since I’m a sucker for anything involving libraries or maps.
- Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Dodds – 22 March
Magical heist in 1920s Seattle? Say no more.
- Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May – 29 March
Two 1920s-themed books in a row says a lot about me. Post WWI is a very underused setting in fantasy and I’m very excited to see what May does with the era. Plus, it’s sapphic.
- Spear by Nicola Griffith – 19 April
Griffith is another author I have been meaning to read forever, and I love Arthurian myths, so there are no more excuses.
- Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse – 19 April
After the end of Black Sun, I’ve been hotly anticipating seeing what will happen next in this series – I’m curious about where Roanhorse will take us next.
- The Spear Cuts Through Water – Simon Jiminez – 3 May
Another author whose debut, The Vanished Birds, showed a lot of promise and potential to grow, so I am very interested to see what he does here.
- Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane – 7 June
A trans retelling of The Iliad? Yes please.
- A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland – 21 June
I really enjoyed Rowland’s A Choir of Lies and have been waiting for news of their next book for a while. It also sounds like we might be getting a fantasy of manners vibe in a setting that isn’t regency England esque, which I have been wanting for a long time.
Fingers crossed I can get to all of these books in 2022!